Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Portland Repair Finder

Beyond reducing the number of new goods produced, consumed and discarded, repairing the things we own is a powerful way to understand the impacts of consumer culture directly and intuitively. In spite of a 50-year decline of repair in the United States, the practice is more relevant now than ever.

Portland Repair Finder is a website that documents repair work and connects repairers, with goals of reducing logistical barriers and exploring the role of repair as a relevant, valuable, community-centered practice. It hosts a directory of repair resources, and stories about repair work of all kinds.

This thesis project examines how people make decisions to repair possessions or replace them, and explores what resources might make more repairs feasible for more people. This research informs the content on portlandrepairfinder.com.

Alicia Navarrette MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jake Mcintire MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Stein MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Jessica Riehl MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Olivia Guethling CD MFA Practicum 2015

Crystal Rome MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Emilie Skytta MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Peter Tichnell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Jacob Richardson MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2014

Katie Mays CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Emma Conley CD MFA Practicum Spring 2013

Shannon Paine MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Melody Rowell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Luke Zimmerman MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Matthew McCasland MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Asa Wright MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Colin Cheong MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2016

Celina Coppetti Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Joel Newman Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Michelle Vorce Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Amanda Schurr Collaborative Design MFA Practicum 2017

Kailey Fry MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2015

Alicia DeMellier MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Katherine Mitchell MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2018

Ophir El-Boher MFA Collaborative Design Practicum 2019